Recovering debt using High court enforcement

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10:55 AM, 27th October 2017
About 3 years ago

Recovering debt using High court enforcement

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Recovering debt using High court enforcement

Hi guys, does anyone know what further recourse, (if any) one can resort to, to pursue a tenant debtor after high court enforcement agents (HCEA) have unsuccessfully tried to recover debts from him following a CCJ and how best to pursue such path? For instance,

1. Can one return to the county court to accept a low payment plan previously offered by the debtor? Or pursue other recovery options?

I am trying to understand this and in anticipation before I engage the services of a HCEA to pursue a debt of over £3K i.e. I want to understand my options based on different scenarios before I box myself in.

Thanks in advance of your response.



Chris @ Possession Friend

13:59 PM, 29th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 29/03/2018 - 13:34
Monty, specialise in Overseas Landlords

Monty Bodkin

14:18 PM, 29th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 29/03/2018 - 13:49
A bit academic now, but if you enter the building number rather than the flat number together with that post code, then it works.
(For £6 I'd probably check anyway)


14:45 PM, 30th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Chris Daniel at 29/03/2018 - 13:59
@Chris Daniel.
Would you be interested in chasing this tenant for me?
I am determined to recoup my rental arrears, her unpaid heating bill and the damages to my unit.
There has to come a time when this tenant is held accountable for defrauding private landlords and I'd like to be that "war"lord.

Chris @ Possession Friend

21:59 PM, 30th March 2018
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 30/03/2018 - 14:45
Please do contact me for a conversation about this.

Robert Mellors

22:23 PM, 17th February 2019
About 2 years ago

After several years of trying without much success to recover debts from my former tenants (tenants who were on welfare benefits), I have recently tried a debt collection company I'd never tried before, and I am finally getting some significant successes. Previously I had tried 4 or 5 different debt collection companies, including high court sheriffs, but spent far more on fees than any of them had ever recovered from the debtors.

I currently pay £45+VAT for tracing debtors (on a no trace, no fee, basis). - I don't know how this compares generally, but as I'm only charged if the debtor is traced then I think this is reasonable.

I also get debt collection done on a no collection, no fee, basis for the debtors where I have no CCJ. This has so far resulted in some payment by installment agreements being set up. This is not as effective as when there is a CCJ, but on a "no collection, no fee" basis, I've nothing to lose by trying this.

For those former tenants that I do have a CCJ against, since Oct 2018 the debt collection company I now use has recovered almost £8000 in former tenant debts, and the debtor has to pay the court and bailiff fees, so in those cases it has cost me nothing.

Therefore, in my (now changed) opinion, it is worthwhile pursuing all former tenants for recovery of rent arrears/damages even if the debtor was on benefits, as situations can and do change after a few years.


11:40 AM, 18th February 2019
About 2 years ago

Would it be possible to name the debt collection company Robert?
I am keen to pursue my almost GBP20 000 of rental arrears but obviously don't want to waste further funds on a benefits cheat who is well versed in manipulating the system.
I have confirmed with Registry that my CCJ has been registered against the tenant and that the debt is noted as unsatisfied and that the credit reference agencies had been notified.

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